DailyDirt: Like Water (Or Oil) Off A Duck's Back...

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People seem to be amazed when water rolls right off the surface of something because it's not the usual thing that happens. Everything gets wet, so when something doesn't, it looks pretty cool. But hydrophobic materials are actually useful, too. Here are just a few projects looking into materials that repel liquids like water. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: hydrophobic, lotus leaf effect, materials, nanotech, superhydrophobic, superomniphobic, waterproof


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 15 Jul 2014 @ 8:53pm

    Home Depot sells a hydrophobic spray paint

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  2. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 15 Jul 2014 @ 11:40pm

    There is no way I'm gonna be the first sucker to try and make an "Is Aereo's hardware waterproof?" joke here...

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  3. identicon
    TestPilotDummy, 16 Jul 2014 @ 8:25am

    The OLD ass Art Bell "Show me" model

    Look I don't give a shit how much money it cost you to make this invention.

    But I have one question, when can I Pick up a SPRAY can with a warranty and spray say um... something reasonable... um, my piece of crap 150 watt mono panel with it's electronics.

    I cut that piece of shit MDF or whatever the fuck cannon plug that solar "bend over for the cost" industry thinks it can get me to buy, wtf 10 of one side of the plug for $40? fuck you, I use inline splice with screwdrivers now bitch!

    So my parents or one of them was from Show Me State or nearby.

    Show me, spray up some electronics say outdoor solar panel electronics.

    PS for the low brows, fsck the panels, they ARE waterproof! ja Idjiotz. How about that 3 KW inverter? Make that waterproof?

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  4. identicon
    TestPilotDummy, 16 Jul 2014 @ 8:29am

    Re: The OLD ass Art Bell "Show me" model

    I guess my challenge is this..

    Fuck the non thinkers.

    Um, Spray Can, Say $15
    it can, protect 3 KW inverter with garden hose in the FANS?

    Maybe I think your full of BS.

    but

    you can

    SHOW ME.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  5. icon
    Easily Amused (profile), 17 Jul 2014 @ 12:17am

    Re: The OLD ass Art Bell "Show me" model

    dude... take your meds. seriously.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]


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